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Let’s celebrate 4-H achievements

December 1, 2014 The Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was Sunday at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is the place to be

November 30, 2014 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 13th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Today is Small Business Saturday

November 29, 2014 Four years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»

Let’s shop locally whenever possible

November 28, 2014 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

It’s a day we all should give thanks

November 27, 2014 Sometimes in America, it seems as if we actually enjoy advertising our trials and difficulties. There really were trying times in the early days of our nation. more »»

Islamic State atrocities continue

November 26, 2014 Islamic State terrorists — still, for some reason, referred to by many in the media as “militants” or “extremists” — have beheaded another American. more »»

New Congress should revamp ACA

November 25, 2014 Economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped write the Affordable Care Act has admitted Americans were deceived about some aspects of the measure. more »»

This isn’t the way to achieve reform

November 24, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

The seasonal bells are tolling again

November 23, 2014 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

JFK’s assassination still resonates

November 22, 2014 Memories fade. Most days are remembered in detail only briefly. As the years pass, they may be totally forgotten or recalled only with difficulty and most often with a lack of precision. more »»

China agreement is bad for America

November 21, 2014 Recently, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a one-sided dea. more »»

New VA secretary announces plans

November 20, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them — make things simpler. more »»

Celebrating quality education for all

November 19, 2014 “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. more »»

Proceed with caution on China ties

November 17, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Iowa’s truly impressive ag economy

November 16, 2014 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Making the grade for children

November 15, 2014 In the National Parents Organization’s inaugural Share Parenting Report Card, Iowa ranks higher than 42 other states. more »»

Veterans Affairs restructuring due

November 14, 2014 Earlier this year, a major, disgraceful scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs made headlines. more »»

FD Council makes right move on sewers

November 13, 2014 Raising fees is never a popular course of action. However, there are times when circumstances warrant such a move. more »»

Take the campaign signs down now

November 12, 2014 In the weeks leading up to the Nov. more »»

Today we pay honor to our veterans

November 11, 2014 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»



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